National Safety Month

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What is it?

Each June, the U.S. Army observes National Safety Month in conjunction with public and private organizations across the United States. National Safety Month, sponsored by the nonprofit National Safety Council, offers Army leaders a prime opportunity to energize on accident prevention efforts and engage Soldiers on safety.

What has the Army done?

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center launches an Army-wide campaign each year in the month of June to mark National Safety Month. This year's campaign focuses on the significance of safety in four key areas: off-duty driving, civilian injury prevention, and ground and aviation operations.

Numerous online risk management tools and multimedia products are developed and refined to strengthen the current and future Army safety programs for use by leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals in the field, including:

Media products are made available on the USACRC website.

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

Army Combat Readiness Center will continue to target efforts on safety and risk management issues affecting the entire Army. It will continue to provide supporting products and tools for users in the field. While the yearly campaigns may differ in topic areas or focus, materials will always be developed according to the Army's latest accident trends and risk mitigation initiatives.

Why is this important to the Army?

The spring and summer months are among the most dangerous times of year for Soldiers off duty, especially regarding accidents involving private motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft. Every day is critical when it comes to risk. Leaders, Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians must work together to prevent needless losses within their formations. By using National Safety Month as a starting point for dialogue, leaders establish or enhance safety programs that pay dividends throughout the year, regardless of season. Army Safe is Army Strong!

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Events

June 2016

Army Safety Month (#ArmySafety @SafetyCenter Tag @SafetyCenter on Twitter and @US-Army-Combat-ReadinessSafety-Center on Facebook)

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (#DoDPride #LGBT)

Army ROTC 100th Anniversary (#armyrotc #armyrotc100 Tag @armyrotc on Twitter and @cadetcommand on Facebook)

June 6: D-day

June 14: Army's 241st Birthday (#ArmyBDay #EarnYourCake)

June 19: Father's Day (#FathersDay)

June 25-July 27: Korean War

(Note: Recommended hashtags for social media promotion provided in parenthesis.)

Focus Quote for the Day

After nearly a decade of steady decline, on- and off-duty fatalities are on the rise across the Total Force. Soldiers and Army Civilians at every level must increase their awareness of safety issues and apply measures to minimize both on- and off-duty accidents ... Thank you for what you do every day in this complex environment to keep our Soldiers, Civilians, and Families safe.

- Army senior leaders in a tri-signed message

Read the complete tri-signed message on National Safety Month

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